Faculty News: Associate Professor Ann Marie Garran

From the Office of Dean Heller

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to share some wonderful news with you. Associate Professor Ann Marie Garran has been chosen to receive the prestigious Faculty Excellence in Graduate Teaching award. This award is given by the UConn Foundation Alumni Relations Office in recognition of excellence in instruction and for significant contributions to the intellectual life of the University through teaching. The School of Social Work has not had an awardee since 2000, so this is an important celebration for all of us.

Ann Marie is consistently evaluated highly by her students, and as importantly, she is frequently sought out as a mentor. Her scholarship focuses heavily on pedagogy and the intersection with anti-racist practices, and she has provided numerous workshops for faculty here at the School and as a consultant across the country.

Most recently, Ann Marie published the third edition of her book Racism in the United States: Implications for the Helping Professions. She has served on the School’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Anti-racism committee. Her research interests include power, privilege, and oppression as it pertains to social work education, including field instruction and advising.

Please join me in celebrating her achievements. Ann Marie will receive a monetary award and be recognized along with other award recipients in a ceremony this fall and we will share those details when they are available.

Congratulations for well-earned recognition of your considerable talents in the classroom and beyond, Ann Marie.


In solidarity,

Nina Rovinelli Heller, PhD
Dean and Professor
Zachs Chair in Social Work